On holiday in Italy the hotel had a basin with a mixer tap. The water
came out in a stream similar to the "champagne" effect on my shower,
full of bubbles. I guess this is caused by an aerator.
Has anyone seen such taps for sale in the UK? I want it to be a fairly
traditional design, and in gold effect finish.
Got an adapter for my kitchen sink that does the same thing;
Can be adjusted from an aerated stream to a shower type spray.
You can buy them from Lakeland, best thing since the invention of the bread
Don't know if they have a web site.
"parish" <parish_AT_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
I remember them as a kid in England. We always had one on the kitchen cold
water tap, from about the 60s onwards. Except then it was achieved by a
plastic nozzle, about an inch and half in diameter and 2 inches long, one
pushed onto the tap outlet. The plastic was flexible and slightly pleated
so that one could direct the water flow, which was very convenient, and I
agree about the lack of splashing. We also always thought the aerated water
I may be wrong, but I think they were called "Spa Flo".
I wish this thread had happened three months ago. The plastic diffuser
on our kitchen tap sheared off when I was unscrewing it to descale it.
After a couple of weeks trying to find a replacement (I found the exact
same tap in Homebase but couldn't find who made it) I gave up and
Araldited the bit of the old one back onto the tap.
I'm now debating if I can remove it, especially get all the Araldite out
of the threads, so I can fit one of these.
You can buy them for about €3.00 in any French DIY store. Beware if
you don't have a pressurised system as they don't work at all well on
low pressure; you' might just get a dribble and the water won't mix if
the pressure isn't balanced. I get away with them in my house as the
header tank's just about high enough to give me 0.5 bar. When I've got
the pump going, they'll be just fine.
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